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New Dell R530 with DELL PERC H330 running ESXi 5.5 U3 runs extremely slow

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Carlos MFlag for United States of America asked on
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So I purchased a new Dell Poweredge R530 with a RAID PERC H330 and 4 2TB NEAR LINE SAS DRIVES with
ESXi running from Flash cards

Created a RAID 10 Virtual Disk to load my datastore and everything was working great.

After installing esxi on the flash cards, my RAID controller was not detected. Loaded drivers and now   storage was detected and I was able to create data store.

This is where I started having issues.

1st thing I noticed was when installing my first VM the installation took extremely long.  Close to 2 hours to install a Win 2012 VM
2nd. I then tried to copy some files from my workstation to the esxi datastore, and took almost 3 hours to copy a 3 gb iso.

Than gave me a red flag. Something was not working ok.

Called Dell support and they tell me everything is ok but I still see a very slow performance on my vm.

Is the H330 PERC card a good controller to have a RAID 10 disk?

Is there any options I could do maybe upgrading the RAID controller to an H730?
Can this be done without loosing any data?

Thanks in advanve
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