As the title says it all, Sony has just announced about its first ever USB 3.0 external hard drive the Sony HD-PG5. This is Sony’s first step into the external hard drives market and we have a feeling that they will carry on with their journey. The Sony HD-PG5 is a 500GB external hard drive having a 2.5 inch disc. It supports USB 3.0 interface and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices. The Sony external hard drive also has the capability to record in HD quality TV programs directly from Sony Bravia TV sets. These Sony hard drives will also come in handy when transferring recorded videos from selected HandyCam camcorders without the need of a computer. Currently there is no word on Sony HD-PG5 500GB external hard drive price but it is expected to start shipping in UK, Germany and France by the end of this month.