13 Aug 2021 1:05 PM +00:00

No Man's Sky: How to Farm Salvaged Data

Salvaged Data is need to unlock crafting recipes aboard the Anomaly in No Man's Sky. You'll need a lot of it in order to unlock everything you need to improve your ship, exosuit and multitool, so farming Salvaged Data is a worthwhile way to spend a couple of hours. Here's how to do so.

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No Man's Sky: How to Farm Salvaged Data

The best way to farm Salvaged Data is to land on a planet and look for Buried Technology Modules. You can use your scanner on any planet to find these. We recommend taking an exocraft with you like the Roamer. Tag a Buried Technology Module and head over to dig it up. You'll get 1-4 Salvaged Data for each one. Usually they are spaced around 400m apart, so you can hop between them, digging up Salvaged Data with your Terrain Manipulator. You can collect 100-120 Salvaged Data per hour in this way.

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Using the scanner in No Man's Sky to find Buried Technology Modules.
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What Is Salvaged Data Used For?

Salvaged Data is primarily used to unlock crafting recipes on board the Anomaly. Upgrades will cost anywhere between 1 to 15 Salvaged Data, and will add the recipe to your inventory for later. You can also place Salvaged Data into a Refiner to make Nanites. We recommend not doing this until you've unlocked all of the recipes in the game, as there are better ways to make Nanites.

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A player stands over a Buried Technology Module in No Man's Sky, having just extracted Salvaged Data from it.
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That's all you need to know about getting Salvaged Data in No Man's Sky. For more help with the game be sure to visit our Essential Tips For No Man's Sky guide. Once you're done there, check out our guide on getting a Free Freighter.