After purchasing a VeloSSD license and successfully installing & using VeloSSD, I am a bit puzzled by EliteByte’s license protection scheme. Anti-cracking protection is a neccessity these days. Nothing wrong with that, except that it’s totally unclear to me what is permitted and what is not.
I received my license two days ago and of course, what could be more fun than experimenting with Velo. I installed VeloSSD on my test drive, assuming I could move it to my main drive later. I couln’t.
Immediately after registering via the internet but before defining a cache volume, I made a full partition backup using Macrium Reflect. Besides the Windows 8.1 data volume I also included the (UEFI) hidden partitions.
After happily experimenting for hours and being extremely satisfied with VeloSSD, I decided to move W8 + hidden partitions to my main drive and to delete the old partitions. The moved system booted normally (I had done this numerous times before) but VeloSSD complained about the licence.
Googling, I found that the existing license had to be de-activating first before re-activating the moved installation. I need to contact EliteBytes Support for that. No problem, since they respond very fast.
Yet because it was in the middle of the night, I decided to restore my system to its original disk and Velo worked again. Well it’s only $9.99 so no sweat if it hadn’t. Still, I feel restricted and uneasy about keeping my license activated at all times.
So my question is: can I de/reactivate my license without intervention from EliteBytes, and how many times am I allowed to do this before it expires. My main concern is that I lose VeloSSD the moment the EliteBytes company goes bust.
Thanks in advanced for any input on this.