So, the photo to the right is the USB hub I plug in to my laptop when I want to run Cubase. This isn’t due to it lacking USB ports; it has 4, (2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0).
The issue is that I have an external audio interface, (Line 6), plus I either use an Edirol MIDI interface or an M-Audio Keystation for recording keyboards, both of which require a USB port. So that leaves me 2 USB ports. Then, not being that comfortable with the trackpad on the laptop, I like to use a mouse. Which leaves me one USB port to plug in my e-Licenser for Cubase.
You may be beginning to see the issue.