Memory and storage specialist Buffalo Technology has released what it claims is the world’s first 500GB external hard drive.

The new Buffalo MiniStation TurboUSB is a 2.5-inch hard drive that can store up to 500 movies and still fit inside your pocket.

Super-speedy file transfer

Compatible with PC (200, XP and Vista) and all Mac OS X users, the device supports USB 2.2/1.1 and uses Buffalo’s proprietary TurboUSB technology for super-speedy file transfer. It’s housed inside an armoured case and features a shock-absorbent inner design.

The 500GB MiniStation TurboUSB will come with a two-year warranty and is expected to cost £207 when it goes on sale in March.