Even though your modern SSD has its own garbage collection system, there's nothing quite like TRIM to keep it running in tip top shape. Fortunately, the new version of OS X supports adds this much needed feature, making hard drive upgrades…
Intel's new 3D NAND, developed in partnership with Micron, is promised to hold up to 32GB per chip. This huge improvement could lead to more affordable high-capacity SSDs, but consumer drives will arrive mid-2015 at the earliest.
Samsung's new M.2 SSD is called the 950 Pro, continuing its traditional numbers game naming scheme. It claims to have huge performance gains over traditional interfaces, as well as increased long term durability.
In early August, SanDisk and Toshiba announced the world's first 256Gbit, 48-layer NAND chip for solid state drives. Now Samsung has its own version of the same, and the race is on to bring it to retail products.