The testing of the Edge HD2 consisted of connecting it to a larger screen television and watching a few movies. Without an optical drive or external USB to use, we had ripped the movies onto the Edge’s hard drive and watched them from there. Also, running the movies off an external USB optical drive would have put an extra load on the system, which we wanted to eliminate during testing. As we figured it was all about the Edge and not the optical drive or USB CPU utilization.
Resources used while playing back of a high-def movie.