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Synology Presto Review

I still run my NAS in Switzerland while I'm living abroad in Singapore. I frequently run backups of for my files where I leverage my Switzerland NAS as an off-side backup location. After all, keeping my NAS in Switzerland is cheaper than the costs for international shipping from Switzerland to Singapore. But it comes with two draw-backs: Average internet connection speed is still worse in Switzerland compared to other places, especially the upload speed Latency is typically around 370ms, which unfortunately has a huge impact on file transfer speeds. While the first issue can be solved with money, the second is more expensive. During some analysis on the topic, I found that Synology actually came up with an extension called Presto  for their DSM. It's based on the somewhat mysterious technology called "SITA" which should solve the issue of high latency transfers. According to their explanation on YouTube (video below), they are able to use the available bandwid