Is anyone having issues with SSD Drives, Mac Studio, and Cubase 12?

I am having issues locating samples and using the Media Bay.
Also, when I attempt to load Cubase Instruments, it takes a while for me to “audition” sounds because the “computer” is still loading samples.
This happens with Cubase Instruments (Included and Absolute 5).
When I attempt to use the Media Bay, I am having a slight delay as well.
And I am unable to play tracks and audition sounds at the same time, the sound engine actually “STOPS” if I want to listen to Media Bay play a sample or if I listen to an instrument preset, is this normal?