Data Drive

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Data Drive
Data Drive Icon.png
Type Utilities

Data Drive is an item that can be upgraded in rarity at Uplinks. It has 5 rarities, from common to legendary. There is no Data Drive of Exotic rarity.

In-Game description

Tier 1: A data drive. Data can be improved at an Uplink, or the drive exchanged for K-Marks.

Tier 2: A data drive with some interesting information. Data can be improved at an Uplink, or the drive exchanged for K-Marks.

Tier 3: A data drive with rare information. Data can be improved at an Uplink, or the drive exchanged for K-Marks.

Tier 4: A data drive with valuable information. Data can be improved at an Uplink, or the drive exchanged for K-Marks.

Tier 5: A data drive with highly valuable and unique information. Data can be improved at an Uplink, or the drive exchanged for K-Marks.

Obtaining

Upon reaching level 3 with ICA, the ICA Market will allow you to buy Common Data Drives. You can also find any rarity of Data Drive out in Fortuna III, typically near an Uplink.

Mechanics

Data Drives come in 5 different levels of rarity: Common → Uncommon → Rare → Epic → Legendary

Upgrading

  1. Buy a Data Drive from the ICA Store for 300 Krypto Marks. Data Drives can also be found as loot on Fortuna III.
  2. Take the Data Drive to Fortuna III by placing it in a backpack.
  3. Travel to any location that has an Uplink,
  4. Find the Terminal and insert the Data Drive into the socket. Then start the download at the terminal screen.
  5. Repeat the process until the desired Data Drive rarity is obtained.

The Uplink tower will show the rarity that the Data Drive is upgrading to with a coloured light corresponding to the rarity. The Uplink tower will emit a loud noise as well, that will attract the attention of other Prospectors and Creatures.


Upgrade time by rarity
Rarity Time
Common to uncommon 30 seconds
Uncommon to Rare 60 seconds
Rare to Epic 90 seconds
Epic to Legendary 120 seconds

Uses

This item is used in the following missions, jobs, upgrades, printing recipes, by rarity:

This tier is not used in any missions, jobs, upgrades, or printing recipies.

Missions

This item is required a total of 2 times to complete the following missions.

Doing the Work Part 2

Jobs

This item is not required to complete any jobs.

Missions

This item is required a total of 4 times to complete the following missions.

Toxic Love Part 1
Doing the Work Part 3

Jobs

This item is required to complete the following jobs.

Data Drive II
Data Drive III
Data Drop

Missions

This item is required a total of 4 times to complete the following missions.

A Powerful Discovery Part 5
Doing the Work Part 5
Satellite Master Part 1

Jobs

This item is required to complete the following jobs.

Data Drive IV

Printing Recipes

Missions

This item is required a total of 6 times to complete the following missions.

Research Costs Part 8
Back to Basics Part 2
Satellite Master Part 2

Jobs

This item is required to complete the following jobs.

Data Drive V
Data Drive VI

Personal Quarter

Unique Data Drives are used in the following Personal Quarters upgrades

Generator Upgrades

Generator Level Upgrade Quantity Rarity
K-Marks Rate 2 3/5 1x Common
Aurum Rate 1 5/5 1x Uncommon
Aurum Rate 7 2/5 1x Rare
Aurum Cap 10 1/5 1x Valuable (Epic)

Inventory Upgrades

None

Workbench Upgrades

Workbench Level Upgrade Quantity Rarity
Quarters Upgrade Time 9 2/3 1x Valuable (Epic)

Quarters Upgrades

None