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Hard Drive
Hard Drive.png
A hard drive with Ficsit data. Analyze it in the M.A.M. to salvage its contents.
Unlocked at M.A.M.
Stack Size 100
Blueprint Path

/Game/FactoryGame/Resource/Environment/CrashSites/Desc_HardDrive.Desc_HardDrive_C

A choice of blueprints after researching the hard drive

Hard Drives are used to unlock Alternate Recipes (see below). A Hard Drive is an item resembling a heavy-duty carrying case that can be retrieved from the crashed FICSIT Freighter, which can be found at Crash Sites. Crash Sites can be located by using Object Scanner after Radio Signal Scanning has been researched at M.A.M..

Each hard drive can be researched in the M.A.M. and results in a choice of one of 3 alternate blueprints, chosen from the pool below.

There are 89 Crash Sites. This means a total of 89 Hard Drives can be theoretically obtained. Four of them, however, require unreleased components to unlock ( Quantum Computer and  Superposition Oscillator), bringing the number to 85. One of the Crash Site does not contain hard drive.

Two Hard drives will be used for the character Inventory expansions, leaving 82 for alternate recipes. Currently there are only 70 Alternate Recipes. There will be 12 Hard Drives remaining for future use after unlocked all the Alternate Recipes.

Alternate Recipes[edit | edit source]


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Alternate recipes generally require different input materials than the original, trading between raw material consumption, space, power, simplicity and availability of material.

The set of blueprints to choose from is determined randomly at the beginning of the scan. Because of this, the player can keep re-rolling to get the desired blueprint by saving the game before researching a hard drive, then loading the save and waiting for another 10 minutes if the choices are undesirable. The recipes are determined on the *beginning* of the scan and are only shown to the player after the research concludes.

The selected alternate recipes is unlocked immediately after it is chosen. All alternate recipes can be only used in factory buildings, none in the Craft Bench; therefore, parts like Compacted Coal cannot be hand-crafted.

The recipes that show up depend on the current unlocked original recipes. For example, researching Quickwire in the Caterium Research tree opens up alternate recipes that involve it (Note, despite this, it is possible to unlock Turbofuel before Compacted Coal, making it impossible to obtain).

However, some alternate recipes also seem to require that previous alternate recipes are unlocked in order to appear as one of the three random options presented at the time the scan is complete. It is required to have these prerequisites unlocked first at the M.A.M.. This means if a player builds a factory that requires certain alternate recipes that they have not yet unlocked, they may need to find more Hard Drives than they anticipated in order to unlock the prerequisites blocking their intended alternate recipes.

Alternate nameProductIngredients /minRate/minOriginal Rate/minOriginal Ingredients /minResearch Tier
Casted ScrewScrew.png ScrewIron Ingot.png Iron Ingot 12.550.040.0Iron Rod.png Iron Rod 10.00
Caterium WireWire.png WireCaterium Ingot.png Caterium Ingot 15.0120.030.0Copper Ingot.png Copper Ingot 15.00
Iron WireWire.png WireIron Ingot.png Iron Ingot 12.522.530.0Copper Ingot.png Copper Ingot 15.00
Bolted Iron PlateReinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron PlateIron Plate.png Iron Plate 90.0
Screw.png Screw 250.0
15.05.0Iron Plate.png Iron Plate 30.0
Screw.png Screw 60.0
1
Stitched Iron PlateReinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron PlateIron Plate.png Iron Plate 18.8
Wire.png Wire 37.5
5.65.0Iron Plate.png Iron Plate 30.0
Screw.png Screw 60.0
1
Bolted FrameModular Frame.png Modular FrameReinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron Plate 7.5
Screw.png Screw 140.0
5.02.0Reinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron Plate 3.0
Iron Rod.png Iron Rod 12.0
2
Copper RotorRotor.png RotorCopper Sheet.png Copper Sheet 22.5
Screw.png Screw 195.0
11.34.0Iron Rod.png Iron Rod 20.0
Screw.png Screw 100.0
2
Cheap SilicaSilica.png SilicaRaw Quartz.png Raw Quartz 11.3
Limestone.png Limestone 18.8
26.337.5Raw Quartz.png Raw Quartz 22.52
Fused WireWire.png WireCopper Ingot.png Copper Ingot 12.0
Caterium Ingot.png Caterium Ingot 3.0
90.030.0Copper Ingot.png Copper Ingot 15.02
BiocoalCoal.png CoalBiomass.png Biomass 37.545.060.03
CharcoalCoal.png CoalWood.png Wood 15.0150.060.03
Compacted CoalCompacted Coal.png Compacted CoalCoal.png Coal 25.0
Sulfur.png Sulfur 25.0
25.03
Copper Alloy IngotCopper Ingot.png Copper IngotCopper Ore.png Copper Ore 50.0
Iron Ore.png Iron Ore 25.0
100.030.0Copper Ore.png Copper Ore 30.03
Iron Alloy IngotIron Ingot.png Iron IngotIron Ore.png Iron Ore 20.0
Copper Ore.png Copper Ore 20.0
50.030.0Iron Ore.png Iron Ore 30.03
Steel RodIron Rod.png Iron RodSteel Ingot.png Steel Ingot 12.048.015.0Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot 15.03
Steeled FrameModular Frame.png Modular FrameReinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron Plate 2.0
Steel Pipe.png Steel Pipe 10.0
3.02.0Reinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron Plate 3.0
Iron Rod.png Iron Rod 12.0
3
Fused QuickwireQuickwire.png QuickwireCaterium Ingot.png Caterium Ingot 7.5
Copper Ingot.png Copper Ingot 37.5
90.060.0Caterium Ingot.png Caterium Ingot 12.03
Steel RotorRotor.png RotorSteel Pipe.png Steel Pipe 10.0
Wire.png Wire 30.0
5.04.0Iron Rod.png Iron Rod 20.0
Screw.png Screw 100.0
3
Steel ScrewScrew.png ScrewSteel Beam.png Steel Beam 5.0260.040.0Iron Rod.png Iron Rod 10.03
Compacted Steel IngotSteel Ingot.png Steel IngotIron Ore.png Iron Ore 22.5
Compacted Coal.png Compacted Coal 11.3
37.545.0Iron Ore.png Iron Ore 45.0
Coal.png Coal 45.0
3
Solid Steel IngotSteel Ingot.png Steel IngotIron Ingot.png Iron Ingot 40.0
Coal.png Coal 40.0
60.045.0Iron Ore.png Iron Ore 45.0
Coal.png Coal 45.0
3
Gun PowderBlack Powder.png Black PowderSulfur.png Sulfur 7.5
Compacted Coal.png Compacted Coal 3.8
15.07.5Coal.png Coal 7.5
Sulfur.png Sulfur 15.0
4
Fine ConcreteConcrete.png ConcreteSilica.png Silica 7.5
Limestone.png Limestone 30.0
25.015.0Limestone.png Limestone 45.04
Encased Industrial PipeEncased Industrial Beam.png Encased Industrial BeamSteel Pipe.png Steel Pipe 28.0
Concrete.png Concrete 20.0
4.06.0Steel Beam.png Steel Beam 24.0
Concrete.png Concrete 30.0
4
Heavy Encased FrameHeavy Modular Frame.png Heavy Modular FrameModular Frame.png Modular Frame 7.5
Encased Industrial Beam.png Encased Industrial Beam 9.4
Steel Pipe.png Steel Pipe 33.8
Concrete.png Concrete 20.6
2.82.0Modular Frame.png Modular Frame 10.0
Steel Pipe.png Steel Pipe 30.0
Encased Industrial Beam.png Encased Industrial Beam 10.0
Screw.png Screw 200.0
4
Rigour MotorMotor.png MotorRotor.png Rotor 3.8
Stator.png Stator 3.8
Crystal Oscillator.png Crystal Oscillator 1.3
7.55.0Rotor.png Rotor 10.0
Stator.png Stator 10.0
4
Quickwire StatorStator.png StatorSteel Pipe.png Steel Pipe 16.0
Quickwire.png Quickwire 60.0
8.05.0Steel Pipe.png Steel Pipe 15.0
Wire.png Wire 40.0
4
Automated Speed WiringAutomated Wiring.png Automated WiringStator.png Stator 3.8
Wire.png Wire 75.0
High-Speed Connector.png High-Speed Connector 1.9
7.52.5Stator.png Stator 2.5
Cable.png Cable 50.0
5
Crystal BeaconBeacon.png BeaconSteel Beam.png Steel Beam 2.0
Steel Pipe.png Steel Pipe 8.0
Crystal Oscillator.png Crystal Oscillator 0.5
10.07.5Iron Plate.png Iron Plate 22.5
Iron Rod.png Iron Rod 7.5
Wire.png Wire 112.5
Cable.png Cable 15.0
5
Coated CableCable.png CableWire.png Wire 37.5
Heavy Oil Residue.png Heavy Oil Residue 15.0
67.530.0Wire.png Wire 60.05
Insulated CableCable.png CableWire.png Wire 45.0
Rubber.png Rubber 30.0
100.030.0Wire.png Wire 60.05
Quickwire CableCable.png CableQuickwire.png Quickwire 7.5
Rubber.png Rubber 5.0
27.530.0Wire.png Wire 60.05
Pure Caterium IngotCaterium Ingot.png Caterium IngotCaterium Ore.png Caterium Ore 24.0
Water.png Water 24.0
12.015.0Caterium Ore.png Caterium Ore 45.05
Caterium Circuit BoardCircuit Board.png Circuit BoardPlastic.png Plastic 12.5
Quickwire.png Quickwire 37.5
8.87.5Copper Sheet.png Copper Sheet 15.0
Plastic.png Plastic 30.0
5
Electrode Circuit BoardCircuit Board.png Circuit BoardRubber.png Rubber 30.0
Petroleum Coke.png Petroleum Coke 45.0
5.07.5Copper Sheet.png Copper Sheet 15.0
Plastic.png Plastic 30.0
5
Silicone Circuit BoardCircuit Board.png Circuit BoardCopper Sheet.png Copper Sheet 27.5
Silica.png Silica 27.5
12.57.5Copper Sheet.png Copper Sheet 15.0
Plastic.png Plastic 30.0
5
Caterium ComputerComputer.png ComputerCircuit Board.png Circuit Board 26.3
Quickwire.png Quickwire 105.0
Rubber.png Rubber 45.0
3.82.5Circuit Board.png Circuit Board 25.0
Cable.png Cable 22.5
Plastic.png Plastic 45.0
Screw.png Screw 130.0
5
Crystal ComputerComputer.png ComputerCircuit Board.png Circuit Board 7.5
Crystal Oscillator.png Crystal Oscillator 2.8
2.82.5Circuit Board.png Circuit Board 25.0
Cable.png Cable 22.5
Plastic.png Plastic 45.0
Screw.png Screw 130.0
5
Rubber ConcreteConcrete.png ConcreteLimestone.png Limestone 50.0
Rubber.png Rubber 10.0
45.015.0Limestone.png Limestone 45.05
Wet ConcreteConcrete.png ConcreteLimestone.png Limestone 120.0
Water.png Water 100.0
80.015.0Limestone.png Limestone 45.05
Pure Copper IngotCopper Ingot.png Copper IngotCopper Ore.png Copper Ore 15.0
Water.png Water 10.0
37.530.0Copper Ore.png Copper Ore 30.05
Steamed Copper SheetCopper Sheet.png Copper SheetCopper Ingot.png Copper Ingot 22.5
Water.png Water 22.5
22.510.0Copper Ingot.png Copper Ingot 20.05
Insulated Crystal OscillatorCrystal Oscillator.png Crystal OscillatorQuartz Crystal.png Quartz Crystal 18.8
Rubber.png Rubber 13.1
A.I. Limiter.png A.I. Limiter 1.9
1.91.0Quartz Crystal.png Quartz Crystal 18.0
Cable.png Cable 14.0
Reinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron Plate 2.5
5
Polyester FabricFabric.png FabricPolymer Resin.png Polymer Resin 80.0
Water.png Water 50.0
5.015.0Mycelia.png Mycelia 15.0
Biomass.png Biomass 75.0
5
Heavy Flexible FrameHeavy Modular Frame.png Heavy Modular FrameModular Frame.png Modular Frame 18.8
Encased Industrial Beam.png Encased Industrial Beam 11.3
Rubber.png Rubber 75.0
Screw.png Screw 390.0
3.82.0Modular Frame.png Modular Frame 10.0
Steel Pipe.png Steel Pipe 30.0
Encased Industrial Beam.png Encased Industrial Beam 10.0
Screw.png Screw 200.0
5
Heavy Oil ResidueHeavy Oil Residue.png Heavy Oil ResidueCrude Oil.png Crude Oil 30.040.020.0Packaged Heavy Oil Residue.png Packaged Heavy Oil Residue 20.05
Silicone High-Speed ConnectorHigh-Speed Connector.png High-Speed ConnectorQuickwire.png Quickwire 90.0
Silica.png Silica 37.5
Circuit Board.png Circuit Board 3.0
3.03.8Quickwire.png Quickwire 210.0
Cable.png Cable 37.5
Circuit Board.png Circuit Board 3.8
5
Pure Iron IngotIron Ingot.png Iron IngotIron Ore.png Iron Ore 35.0
Water.png Water 20.0
65.030.0Iron Ore.png Iron Ore 30.05
Coated Iron PlateIron Plate.png Iron PlateIron Ingot.png Iron Ingot 50.0
Plastic.png Plastic 10.0
75.020.0Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot 30.05
Steel Coated PlateIron Plate.png Iron PlateSteel Ingot.png Steel Ingot 7.5
Plastic.png Plastic 5.0
45.020.0Iron Ingot.png Iron Ingot 30.05
Seismic NobeliskNobelisk.png NobeliskBlack Powder.png Black Powder 12.0
Steel Pipe.png Steel Pipe 12.0
Crystal Oscillator.png Crystal Oscillator 1.5
6.03.0Black Powder.png Black Powder 15.0
Steel Pipe.png Steel Pipe 30.0
5
Diluted Packaged FuelPackaged Fuel.png Packaged FuelHeavy Oil Residue.png Heavy Oil Residue 30.0
Packaged Water.png Packaged Water 60.0
60.040.0Fuel.png Fuel 40.0
Empty Canister.png Empty Canister 40.0
5
Recycled PlasticPlastic.png PlasticRubber.png Rubber 30.0
Fuel.png Fuel 30.0
60.020.0Polymer Resin.png Polymer Resin 60.0
Water.png Water 20.0
5
Polymer ResinPolymer Resin.png Polymer ResinCrude Oil.png Crude Oil 60.0130.05
Pure Quartz CrystalQuartz Crystal.png Quartz CrystalRaw Quartz.png Raw Quartz 67.5
Water.png Water 37.5
52.522.5Raw Quartz.png Raw Quartz 37.55
Adhered Iron PlateReinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron PlateIron Plate.png Iron Plate 11.3
Rubber.png Rubber 3.8
3.85.0Iron Plate.png Iron Plate 30.0
Screw.png Screw 60.0
5
Recycled RubberRubber.png RubberPlastic.png Plastic 30.0
Fuel.png Fuel 30.0
60.020.0Polymer Resin.png Polymer Resin 40.0
Water.png Water 40.0
5
Plastic Smart PlatingSmart Plating.png Smart PlatingReinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron Plate 2.5
Rotor.png Rotor 2.5
Plastic.png Plastic 7.5
5.02.0Reinforced Iron Plate.png Reinforced Iron Plate 2.0
Rotor.png Rotor 2.0
5
Coke Steel IngotSteel Ingot.png Steel IngotIron Ore.png Iron Ore 75.0
Petroleum Coke.png Petroleum Coke 75.0
100.045.0Iron Ore.png Iron Ore 45.0
Coal.png Coal 45.0
5
Turbo Heavy FuelTurbofuel.png TurbofuelHeavy Oil Residue.png Heavy Oil Residue 37.5
Compacted Coal.png Compacted Coal 30.0
30.020.0Packaged Turbofuel.png Packaged Turbofuel 20.05
TurbofuelTurbofuel.png TurbofuelFuel.png Fuel 22.5
Compacted Coal.png Compacted Coal 15.0
18.820.0Packaged Turbofuel.png Packaged Turbofuel 20.05
Flexible FrameworkVersatile Framework.png Versatile FrameworkModular Frame.png Modular Frame 3.8
Steel Beam.png Steel Beam 22.5
Rubber.png Rubber 30.0
7.55.0Modular Frame.png Modular Frame 2.5
Steel Beam.png Steel Beam 30.0
5
Pure Aluminum IngotAluminum Ingot.png Aluminum IngotAluminum Scrap.png Aluminum Scrap 144.036.080.0Aluminum Scrap.png Aluminum Scrap 240.0
Silica.png Silica 140.0
7
Electrode - Aluminum ScrapAluminum Scrap.png Aluminum ScrapAlumina Solution.png Alumina Solution 90.0
Coal.png Coal 30.0
150.0360.0Alumina Solution.png Alumina Solution 240.0
Petroleum Coke.png Petroleum Coke 60.0
7
Electromagnetic Connection RodElectromagnetic Control Rod.png Electromagnetic Control RodStator.png Stator 10.0
High-Speed Connector.png High-Speed Connector 5.0
10.04.0Stator.png Stator 6.0
A.I. Limiter.png A.I. Limiter 4.0
7
Infused Uranium CellUranium Cell.png Encased Uranium CellUranium Pellet.png Uranium Pellet 20.0
Sulfur.png Sulfur 22.5
Silica.png Silica 22.5
Quickwire.png Quickwire 37.5
17.510.0Uranium Pellet.png Uranium Pellet 40.0
Concrete.png Concrete 9.0
7
Heat ExchangerHeat Sink.png Heat SinkAlclad Aluminum Sheet.png Alclad Aluminum Sheet 37.5
Copper Sheet.png Copper Sheet 56.3
13.110.0Alclad Aluminum Sheet.png Alclad Aluminum Sheet 40.0
Rubber.png Rubber 70.0
7
Nuclear Fuel UnitNuclear Fuel Rod.png Nuclear Fuel RodUranium Cell.png Encased Uranium Cell 10.0
Electromagnetic Control Rod.png Electromagnetic Control Rod 2.0
Crystal Oscillator.png Crystal Oscillator 0.6
Beacon.png Beacon 1.2
0.60.4Uranium Cell.png Encased Uranium Cell 10.0
Encased Industrial Beam.png Encased Industrial Beam 1.2
Electromagnetic Control Rod.png Electromagnetic Control Rod 2.0
7
Radio Control SystemRadio Control Unit.png Radio Control UnitHeat Sink.png Heat Sink 12.5
Supercomputer.png Supercomputer 1.3
Quartz Crystal.png Quartz Crystal 37.5
3.82.5Heat Sink.png Heat Sink 10.0
Rubber.png Rubber 40.0
Crystal Oscillator.png Crystal Oscillator 2.5
Computer.png Computer 2.5
7
Turbo Rigour MotorTurbo Motor.png Turbo MotorMotor.png Motor 6.6
Radio Control Unit.png Radio Control Unit 4.7
A.I. Limiter.png A.I. Limiter 8.4
Stator.png Stator 6.6
2.81.9Heat Sink.png Heat Sink 7.5
Radio Control Unit.png Radio Control Unit 3.8
Motor.png Motor 7.5
Rubber.png Rubber 45.0
7

Total alternate recipes: 70

Note: Alternate Recipe: Uranium Cell appears to require at least Turbofuel. Turbofuel requires Compacted Coal.

Non-recipes from Hard Drives[edit | edit source]

Alternate Name Effect
Expanded Pocket Dimension +5 Inventory Slots
Inflated Pocket Dimension +5 Inventory Slots

Important Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Hard Drive research is repeatable, as long as there are remaining alternate recipes to unlock.
  • If you research a Hard Drive, and there is nothing more available to unlock, the Hard Drive will be returned to your inventory with the following message: "The analysis of Hard Drive is completed! No new research is available. Try again later after further progress. Your Hard Drive has been returned to you.".

Alternate recipe analysis[edit | edit source]

The analysis below is based on the target production of the following items, which is normally achievable in the late game, see this link for detailed production list->[1]. This amount is chosen to max the coupon farming rate, while maintaining reasonable amount of parts on hands for building additional buildings. All resources on the map are fully utilized.

Useful recipes[edit | edit source]

  • Bolted Frame: Significantly improved production speed with negligible amount of Iron Ore loss.
  • Casted Screw, Steel Screw: Prioritize "Casted Screw" first for increased production speed. When iron is exhausted, augment it with "Steel Screw", sacrificing a small amount of steel.
  • Caterium Computer mixed with original recipe: The alternate recipe is preferred, however Caterium can get used up quickly and this is where the original recipe comes in handy to make up for it.
  • Cheap Silica: Limestone is abundant, using it to reduce the load in Raw Quartz is almost a necessity.
  • Compacted Coal: Not an alternative really. It is needed for the "Compacted Steel Ingot" recipe and ammunition.
  • Copper Rotor: Increased production speed by mixing Copper into it.
  • Diluted Packaged Fuel: Adds Water to get more Fuel. This Fuel is not for power production; it's meant to be converted into Plastic and Rubber.
  • Electrode Aluminum Scrap: Relieves the Crude Oil consumption. It also has a better conversion rate.
  • Encased Industrial Pipe: All-round winner.
  • Fine Black Powder: All-round winner.
  • Fused Quickwire: Caterium is much more precious than Copper, so yes.
  • Heat Exchanger: Saves Crude Oil and Bauxite.
  • Heavy Encased Frame: All-round winner; only eats a little more Limestone.
  • Heavy Oil Residue: Not an alternative. You'll need this in your fuel production chain.
  • Infused Uranium Cell mixed with original recipe: The alternate recipe is preferred, use the original recipe to boost the production if Quartz and Caterium are insufficient.
  • Insulated Crystal Oscillator: A little bit of Crude Oil is worth it to save on Quartz.
  • Iron Wire mixed with original recipe: The original recipe is preferred, unless Copper is fully utilized. Can be used with Stitched Iron Plate for the most efficient Reinforced Iron Plate production.
  • Nuclear Fuel Unit mixed with original recipe: The alternate recipe is preferred, unless Crystal Oscillators are insufficient.
  • Polyester Fabric: Necessary to automate the production of Filters.
  • Pure Caterium Ingot: Just add Water.
  • Pure Copper Ingot: Just add Water.
  • Pure Iron Ingot: Just add Water.
  • Pure Quartz Crystal: Just add Water.
  • Radio Control System: Although Supercomputers seem to be difficult to produce, this recipe is actually an all-round winner.
  • Recycled Plastic: More complex, but way better than original recipe.
  • Recycled Rubber, Residual Rubber: More complex, but way better than original recipe. "Residual Rubber" can be used to clean up the Polymer Resin byproducts.
  • Silicone Circuit Board: Actually better than "Caterium Circuit Board" since no Oil is involved.
  • Solid Steel Ingot, Compacted Steel Ingot: "Solid Steel Ingot" is preferred. Use "Compacted Steel Ingot" if you have Coal shortage and excess Sulfur.
  • Steamed Copper Sheet: Just add Water.
  • Stitched Iron Plate: The most effective recipe when combined with "Iron Wire".
  • Turbo Rigour Motor: Necessary for large scale Turbo Motor Production. The key point is to reduce the need for Radio Control Units which are also not easy to be mass-produced.
  • Wet Concrete: Just add Water.

The remaining alternate recipes that did not appear in the above list, can be considered not beneficial in the late game. Engineers could chose to use them at their own preference.

Other recipes[edit | edit source]

Inefficient recipes[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]


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