X3 wasnt a DRM dongle
it allowed you to obtain your backups any way you saw fit
TB added DRM to eboots so that you had no choice to buy their product, basically selling a license you had to have to use their warez.
dont forget they also deleted the HDDs of people using competing products
the old dongles had a function that was at the time necessary to jailbreak the ps3. TB was NEVER necessary