Unfortunately, my external harddrive requires more power than the usb hub can provide for large music transfers. This is where the 5th and 6th port came into play. I ordered two 6ft extensions which would plug directly into the carPC for this use.
In the end, yes...I definitely have way too many ports lol. But if I ever want to add a bluetooth dongle, etc I won't have to worry about taking apart my dash. But what I should have done was order a USB hub that is used to surface mount on a home office desk and had that plop into the panel. I guess I tried to get too fancy..
Over a year later I guess it's true...a carPC is NEVER complete
2002 Mustang CarPC