I have an old (1998) Gateway Solo 2300 laptop which is missing the hard drive (I bought it like this on an auction site).
The manual says "accepts 2.5" 12.7 mm hard disk drives" but when I look inside the hard drive port in the laptop, it doesn't look like a standard IDE connector that the drive snaps into.
I don't know much about this kind of hardware (probably obvious), but my question is, can I get "any" 2.5" 12.7 mm hard drive and plug it into this laptop? If not, is a USB external drive an option? The laptop does have 2 USB ports.
Thanks for your help.