Okay, so... just for fun, I decided I'd blast the Remnant data core with energy to see what that would do. First used the battery off the Nomad (don't tell Gil)... nothing. Then a mass effect field (biotics—Cora helped). Still nothing. And then I took it to Jaal and made him do his bio-electricity thing.
The entire thing lit up. I caught it all on my omni-tool. Ever see synapses firing? It was like that. I mean... this data core is almost like a tiny Remnant brain.
So that's cool.
Not sure how exactly I'm going to apply this to getting at the data, though.