If you like to tinker around, you can get around the SATA-2 motherboard controller limitation with a mini PCIe to SATA-3 adapter, and then custom wire a SATA-3 SSD to it. There is enough space in there to do this. Hi Eriko , I still own Aspire 8942G and it is rock solid as desktop replacement . Can you point me to this mini pci-e to SATA 3 adapter ? Also maybe some details or pictures of this mod .