Toshiba has launched a 1.8-inch hard disk drive that offers 250GB capacity and 5400rpm performance in response to "growing demand for high capacity mobile computing".

The dual platter MK2529GSG 250 Gigabyte is the largest capacity 1.8-inch HDD available in the current market, and weighs in at 62 grammes.

Martin Larsson, vice president and general manager, Toshiba Europe Storage Device Division, said:

"The race towards ultra-portability has been a consumer-led challenge to component and laptop manufacturers that has resulted in a flowering of innovation."