I’ve been using Cubase since LE4 (it came free with an audio intrerface whose name I cant remember) and I’m now Cubase Pro 10.15 and all versions in between, updating as they were released!
I’ve gone through various lap tops (Sony Vaio to HP pavillion) and am now on HP all in one desktop. As you will appreciate a lot of different processors and specifications.
The reason for updating computers was to prevent latency and system slow down, NOT to prevent crashing as that has never been an issue for me!
I have had various audio interfaces, from my first American one whose name escapes me, through to Steinberg C11 & several small UR’s. I’m now using Focusrite 18i8 2nd gen.
The audio interface updates, and off course the drivers, were for quality improvements and NOT to prevent system crashes!
I am using in the box Steinberg stock plug ins, along with about 25 Wave “bargain” $26 plug ins and a few freebies like Soundtoys Tremulator and Red compressor and eq.
I record direct mono or stereo audio for vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, and instrument tracks with my M Audio keyboards. I only ever use Cubase package vst instruments (Halion Sonic, Retrologue, Pad shop pro, Groove agent se, Halion Sonic Se)
Even with all that variation in DAW versions, computer efficiency and plug ins, I can honestly say that I have never had a POOF failure!
Thats why I love Steinberg!!!