A USB Memory Stick. I've just seen them up to 64 GB storage capacity now from;
But your local Computer Store should have them as well.
Not sure about that pad in the middle. Do you mean the Mouse Pad that is the mouse control? If so that may be more difficult, but a USB mouse would be a good temporary solution.
I have an older Gateway laptop and I would like to buy a storage device to move most of my documents, music to it. I have no knowledge as to what to purchase or how to do it. My computer is running slow and I am thinking this might help. My laptop also needs the pad in the middle replaced and I don't know if it can be done or cost effective. Please advice and thank you in advance.