View Full Version : The Ref - Guide to Hard Drives, Etc Version 4.3

May 24th, 2017, 09:40 AM
Among other items, I found this manual that might be useful to some here. It is called "The Ref - Guide To Hard Drives, Floppy Drives, Optical Drives, Drive Controllers & Host Adapters." It's version 4.3 and the copyright is from 1994 so I am hesitant to keep it posted.

A link is here: http://vintagecomputer.ca/download/ibm/The-Ref-Version-4.3.pdf

If anyone has any issues with this being posted, please PM me and I will remove it.

Is this a regional document (it is cerlox bound) or was it more widely available? I would have loved to have this back in the day.

Hope it's useful.

May 24th, 2017, 10:12 AM
I burned it to CD-ROM some years back, so it's been on the web before.

May 24th, 2017, 12:28 PM
I really feel that if there is anybody out there that has a problem with you posting a 1994 PDF then that somebody is a mean s** and will never make it to my Christmas card list

May 24th, 2017, 12:56 PM
I have TheRef 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 and none of them is in PDF format. They're all in plain text files.

May 24th, 2017, 01:03 PM
Yup, same here.

May 24th, 2017, 01:22 PM
We've both had them for over 25 years! :-) :-) :-) That was before PDF was in vogue.

May 24th, 2017, 04:28 PM
I guess it has been that long. Strangely, I haven't pulled out the CD to refer to it for maybe 15 years.