1. its a default feature of windows, enabled by default. this WILL affect many people. 2. i have 18TB of external storage. no way in hell would i unplug each drive and replug after S3 sleep. 3. S1 is standby (monitor and hard drives off. everything else on). . S3 is sleep mode. S4 is hibernate. (most BIOS only let you choose S1 or S3) 4. doubt it. how would you 'safely reconnect' it? the worst part is that this might get mentioned in a motherboard manual at best. this bug will not be listed on mobo boxes, nor will users buying prebuilts be notified of "oh yeah, the USB 3.0 ports are glitchy"