Just an alternative suggestion for your hard drives cheat mod, with the fact that you generally find them in computers anyway, so using a computer as a resource to get one or more hard drives doesn’t seem unreasonable.
And by the time you have as you say searched the map a couple of times you basically can get to the point that you are making the computers within about 8-12 hours game play with a bit of streamlining anyway.
And quite a bit little less cheat-like then something you can basically make within 5 minutes of game play which is the 100 x (iron plate) recipe you have selected.
So here is my alternative suggestion:
- Hard-drive (x1) : in constructor from 1 Computer
- Hard-drive (x10) : in constructor from 1 Supercomputer
Unlock in stage 5 requiring Oil processing and Industrial manufacturing unlocked first
Unlock materials: 15 Computers, 3 Power Shards, 20 AI Limiters, 1,000 Caterium Wire (example only)