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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 :)

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You can check RAID supported hardware here: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/catalog/category/RAID/

LSI Logic controllers are known to work without any problem.

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Hi Sylvain. Thanks for the reply. I did see that list, but I read it as compatibility with integrated server solutions. I am looking to purchase an aftermarket card. Thanks for the comment about LSI - I was preferring that brand as it was, so I think I might try to stick with them. –  D B Mar 14 at 17:58
    
The Ubuntu Certification program is for systems not devices, hence the limited list, sorry. –  Sylvain Pineau Mar 14 at 18:01
    
No no - please don't be sorry - I appreciated the response, and your comment about LSI was valuable and helpful. Thank you still definitely applies :) –  D B Mar 14 at 18:08
    
ok, please mark your question as answered if that guided you. –  Sylvain Pineau Mar 14 at 18:13
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