I might be out of my element here, I am new to Ubuntu Server, and I am a intermediate Linux/Unix user, but zero experience with admin of such. I am trying to build a server to play with for media sharing/streaming (Intel hardware Z77, 3770K). I would like to add a SAS RAID controller card, but I am not able to find anything that says it will/won't work with Ubuntu. I see some of the manufacturers say they work with Linux, or major Linux releases. Is there a way to know for sure? I could contact the manufacturers one by one, but I am curious if it supports Linux will it work in Ubuntu? Is there a brand that works better or more consistently with Ubuntu like LSI, Adaptec, HP, Intel? I am trying to add a PCIe x8 card.
Thank you :)