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Data Recovery is a side quest in the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor.

Quick walkthrough

Far Harbor side quest: Data Recovery
Talk with Faraday.
Travel to Southwest Harbor.
Retrieve the storage drives.
Report to Faraday.
Reward: 250+ XP
200/250/300/400 caps
Leads to: The Price of Memory

Detailed walkthrough

After DiMA welcomes the Sole Survivor to Acadia, one may interact with Faraday, who sends the player character to find storage devices that should have been delivered, but never arrived. He directs the Sole Survivor to a shipwreck southwest of Acadia, near Southwest Harbor.

The burning wreck houses two of the devices on the deck, with a third inside the blue shipping crate onboard (unmarked, remains seated in the equipment within the box and resembles the other two drives. Hovering the cursor over it reveals that it can be collected), as well as a locked chest which can be opened with Victoria's key. Recover the devices, and return to Faraday to collect a reward. It is possible to get up to 400 caps if one chooses the option to ask for more money four times, each with a progressively harder speech check.

The quest can be completed by gathering only two storage drives. Although Faraday will mention a missing third drive, he will ultimately be satisfied with what is brought to him. If the third storage drive is obtained from the damaged blue crate, Faraday complains about the missing drive even though they have all been found, leaving the third storage drive in the Misc inventory with a weight of 6. Since it is not quest tagged, it can be removed from the Sole Survivor's inventory, though will hang in the air if dropped, and can be used as a platform.

Quest stages

Quest stages
StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
100 Retrieve the Storage DrivesFaraday has asked me to recover some missing storage drives that could be used to help DiMA. They're on a boat to the southwest of Acadia.
250 Speak to FaradayI've found the storage drives Faraday asked me to retrieve, and need to deliver them to him in Acadia.
400Quest finishedQuest CompletedFaraday asked me to find and bring back several storage drives that could be useful to his work. I did as he asked, though he seemed disappointed that there weren't more of them.
500Quest failedQuest Failed


Opening the chest is not necessary to actually complete the quest but interacting with it without the key can add extra dialogue.


  • PCPC Playstation 4Playstation 4 Xbox OneXbox One It is impossible to turn in the quest back to Faraday if DiMA dies. [verified]
  • PCPC If one has recovered the data drives and DiMA is dead, the quest can be completed by using the console command setstage xx04B1F6 400. This will remove two data drives from the player character's inventory, complete Data Recovery and update the parent quest, Acadian Ideals.
  • PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 The remaining Storage Drive (if three were recovered) can be dropped from the player's inventory, and will hang locked in the air with full collision. [verification needed]