I'm interested in improving my home studio setup with better production performance gear.
Lately I've been looking into Native Instrument's abundant collection of plugins & sound libraries. I've noticed however, that some of those individual plugins consists of several GBs (Gigabytes).
How do music producers manage storage for such libraries? Do you need complex hard-drive partitions? What type of system are more fit for the job, laptop or desktop?
I'm thinking, ideally - a Mac Pro with a few SSD drives in it to hold the most used applications and plugins would be the smart move (provided some spare physical Hard-Drives back them up in case of catastrophic failures). But for the time being, it's not exactly the next item on my shopping list - unless I won the lottery.
Is there reliable, affordable setups for those kinds of MASSIVE (no pun intended) sound libraries?