This is what I went with
I keep my DAW folder (Studio one), Sounds (drums & samples) and VST folders (Massive, FM8 etc) in my Google Drive folder. After transferring it, I had to tell all my DAW and VSTs that I hade changed the location. The cost for 100gb is 5USD/month.
I have a 1TB External hardrive with Time machine installed, I try to perform a backup every sunday.
This solution works for me as I am at 60-70gb space at the moment. I am trying to avoid the large orchestra plugins or other unnecessary plugins that I dont use often. If i need more space I could upgrade to 200GB for a extra 5 bucks/month. I have 370GB in free space as well at the moment, so there is room for expansion.
Why is this the best solution (for me):
- No worries what so ever. My building could burn up with the laptop and external hard drive, I will have everything at google drive.
- No more external drive. I keep it on the computer, hence, synced too google drive.
Just to be on the safe side, I will upgrade to more RAM(16GB), it costs around 100USD, not that expensive in other words.
I am using the latest macbook pro (13 inch, the cheapest one) and I cant tell any difference from internal to external. Works fine for me.
As mentioned earlier, I had a hard drive that crashed 5 years ago, lost everything, thus the paranoid set-up.