Ok, so I’m a long time Cubase user here and I have the older style Syncrosoft blue hardware dongle that came with Cubase SX.
Since then I’ve upgraded up to Cubase 5, but always using the same old dongle to hold the license. I’m now thinking of possibly making the jump to Cubase 7 so my question is this.
Should I upgrade to v7 using the existing ancient dongle, or transfer the license to a brand new dongle?
I guess my main concern is dongle lifespan, eventually all electronic components will fail at some point right?.
My logic behind either choice is this:
- Change dongle. Fresh new hardware, eliminates the chance of the old one suddenly failing one day due to component age.
- Keep existing syncrosoft dongle. It’s lasted this long so has proven its reliability, thus the risk is actually taking on a new one.
If you were using a decade old dongle, which option would you choose?