in addition to this query, can the same cable be used for several devices?
For example, I have a scanner attached by USB cable to my PC. Version is USB 1.0. To save buying another cable (plus, I only have two USB ports), can I detach the cable from the scanner and attach it to a Zip Drive?
Will this mean that every time I move the cable to and from the scanner and the zip drive, the PC will report "found new hardware"?