My old images are appearing corrupted when I go back to edit/export them in lightroom. HELP

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Lightroom appears to be scrambling my images and the scrambling still appears when I try and open the file in Photoshop. 

FACTS: I am using CC for Lightroom and Photoshop. I have just recently installed a Solid State Hard Drive, upgraded to 16g of Ram on my mid-2012 MacBook Pro. After reading some forums I thought perhaps I had installed bad RAM, so I replaced the RAM and the corruption/scrabbling is still happening.

These are NOT new imported images which are being scrambled. These are files that are years old, which exist on my external and in my old Lightroom Catalogs. Therefore it cannot be blamed on a memory card, or my camera.

The images that get scrambled seem to be at random. If I view the catalog in the Library module none of the files look corrupted, but when I click into the Develop module to make changes, then the file will load fully and appear to be corrupted with blocks of colour covering parts or the whole image.

All of these images are stored on my Drobo, which appears to be functioning fine.
One thing I have tried, which has showed the files still intact is this: I can copy the original .CR2 file to the Desktop and re-import into either Lightroom and Photoshop and the file is intact. But I simply can't do this every time I have to access an old image, it's ridiculous. What do I do about this??

Please HELP!
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