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You have encountered the peril of installing an enterprise server distribution on laptop/desktop hardware. Since servers typically do not use USB 3 storage, this is not extensively tested.
I suggest installing a more user-oriented distribution, such as Fedora, and then using http://www.virtualbox.org to create an OL6 guest machine.
Oracle Linux or any other Linux distribution based on the source of RHEL is designed for enterprise server hardware. However, the USB 3 issue you are experiencing is not an issue with Enterprise Linux only and apparently affects other Linux distributions too. The solution for the problem is usually a device firmware and Linux kernel upgrade. You could try to upgrade to OL 6.4 and use the latest Oracle UEK2 kernel or switch to a Debian based desktop distribution, such as Ubuntu, which deploys the latest versions of available Linux software.