I haven't tried it because I'm afraid this kind of recursive storage might break something, but is there anything that could happen if I fully load a storage device using an ME I/O, then store the storage device into the ME network using access terminal?

If there's nothing wrong with doing this, then isn't this like a bug, since how did the data in the storage get compressed to a single item/type?

  • I want to say that it works because it works in your inventory. It will take up more space on the drive, since they won't stack, but it should retain all information. I can't confirm this right now, though.
    – Coronus
    Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 16:49
  • I don't think you can load the storage device in the first place.
    – user28379
    Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 17:08
  • Hopefully it doesn't result in a bag-of-holding-inside-a-bag-of-holding type situation.
    – gnovice
    Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 17:26
  • @gnovice So you're saying experiments should be conducted in a disposable world you don't mind getting slightly exploded? Good advice. :) Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 17:29
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    @jeffreylin In D&D, a bag of holding will do bad things when another one is put inside. I don't recall what "bad things" are in the current edition, but exploding was definitely in a previous edition. And exploding is the kind of thing tech mod authors do like to use as a disincentive for abusing the machines… Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 17:36

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You can't.

When I was moving my base (I had an ME network), everything went into my storage devices. I then tried to move all my storage devices into a storage device, it just wouldn't place it into the network. So no, nothing bad happens if you try, but it doesn't let you either.

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