Combined with Mavericks (Mac OS10.9) the drive gives decidedly snappy performance in my MacBook Pro. In fact, it feels to be launching and getting running faster than it ever has. Of course, the upgrade to Mavericks happened at the same time so there may be some influence from that. Your mileage may vary but over the past month feels to me like a very good move.
It smells just like the first bottle I bought. I think I like that in an Eau de Toilette. It pumps in just the same way too. Come to think of it, I had just as much trouble getting the packaging apart to reach the bottle and again considered using the can-opener.
If you like The Onion's approach to contemporary news stories, just imagine what they'll do with the scope of this book. Irreverent but never irrelevant, I can only read it in short bursts without disturbing the neighbours. It's also a huge and beautifully presented book.