I have an older Dell laptop (Inspiron 1000 authentication is dated 2004). I would love to be able to repair it by putting in - external would be fine also - a solid state hard drive (the original HDD is very, very dead). An IT tech told me this was impossible; however I'm pretty determined to do this and so am still wondering if anyone knows how to do this. This is a PATA/IDE connection by the way.
Okay, so my question is; is there any way I can put a solid state drive in or on a ten year old laptop?
Edit: I found a regular HDD - not SDD - on Ebay and I am wondering if it makes any difference who manufactured it. The original was a 30.00 GB Toshiba while the new one is a 160.00 GB Fujitsu.