I have a Sharkoon SATA QuickPort with USB 3.0 connection (http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/content/sata-quickport-xt-usb30-v2). Whenever I connect this device to a USB 3.0 port on my computer with a hard drive in the QuickPort. The hard drive isn't recognized in Windows.
When I try to reboot my computer, it hangs on the shutting down screen unless I power off the QuickPort (then my computer shuts down immediately). When it starts booting I put the power back on on the QuickPort, and the boot process hangs too. When I again power it off my computer boots up instantly.
When I connect the same QuickPort a USB 2.0 port on the motherboard, none of this happens and I can happily do whatever I want (mainly creating backup images of customer hard drives).
When I plug in a regular USB 3.0 stick into that same USB 3.0 port on my motherboard I can use it just fine, so I don't think there is a driver problem.
It has always been like this since I'm using Windows 8 so I'm guessing it's some OS setting.