I generally wait until my writing slows down before I switch to the lastest and greatest version of Sibelius, so I'm just now getting on board.
But, I'm not crazy about Sib7 yet and that's mostly because I can't get past how incredibly long it takes to load sounds. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that it's taking 10 minutes to load sounds for a standard concert band score. (And I haven't even started integrating VDL with it, yet!). So, when I only have a few minutes to look over a score or try to get some Sib7 chops, I'm helpless and often miss my window of writing time.
I downloaded all of the additional library content that came with Sib7 -- something like 30 gigs! But, I also just put Logic Studio on my iMac, too. And what I really want, I think... (Bryan Harmsen, correct me if I'm wrong), is to use Logic to provide the sound environment for Sibelius all while in conjunction with using VDL 2.5 sounds.
Now along the way, I purchased this: http://store.apple.com/us/product/H1838VC/A? -- a 2 TB External Harddrive. I put all of my iTunes library over there as well as a couple of movies and I plan also to move my iPhoto library there, too. Should I be doing something else with it? Should some of these libraries be there? Or something else?
You can see my computer specs below. Can anyone offer me some workflow or Sibelius 7 advice?