|Far Harbor side quest: Data Recovery|
|Talk with Faraday.|
|Travel to Southwest Harbor.|
|Retrieve the storage drives.|
|Report to Faraday.|
|Reward: 250+ XP|
|Leads to: The Price of Memory|
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.
Opening the chest is not necessary to actually complete the quest but interacting with it without the key can add extra dialogue.
- DiMA dies. [verified] It is impossible to turn in the quest back to Faraday if
- setstage 04B1F6 400. This will remove two data drives from the player character's inventory, complete Data Recovery and update the parent quest, Acadian Ideals. If one has recovered the data drives and DiMA is dead, the quest can be completed by using the console command
- 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]