18 minutes ago, Romano said:
SATA III my arse. SATA II (3Gb/s) very likely. It's not unusual at all to get those two confused given that SATA II is 3Gb/s, but SATA III on a G31M board seems...unlikely. That board has an IDE port, and boards with IDE typically default to selecting IDE storage unless you manually change it to AHCI, which is probably "Enhanced" in your case. Changing it to Enhanced might speed things up, but even if it does you'd have to do a full wipe and reinstall of Windows from the ground up, and then you have to ask yourself to what end? If your mom's already happy with the PC and isn't complaining about it taking forever to boot--and that's about the only thing an SSD in a SATA II port will make a noticeable difference with--you'd be doing more harm than good by nuking her system in pursuit of shaving a few seconds off the boot time.