I’ve been having a few problems/crashes with Cubase loosing connection with the USB key, so I took a punt and bought a new eLicensor key. My previous one was probably 10 years old, possibly more. And wow, what a difference! Cubase now loads up in about 5 seconds and shuts down instantly. With my older USB key, Cubase would take 20+ seconds to load and even longer to close down. I have yet to have a crash, so clearly these USB dongles become unreliable after a period of time. Wish I’d have tried this years ago!
Anyway, thought I’d share this here for those of you with the older, longer USB dongles.