WD800bb toxic gas? Western Digital Caviar 80GB

Hello all!
my cousin took me to give him my old hard drive, since he wanted to open it. I gave it to him. However, he has sometimes forced open (had overlooked 2 screws). When he called me I heard a gas-like odor. I guess from the hydrodynamic bearings. Is this dangerous to your health? We immediately opened the window and put the hard drive out.
It is a Western Digital Caviar 80GB üm WD800BB.

I hope someone knows

Best regards

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Hi, welcome to the community.

I have never heard about a drive having gas inside (unless is one of the hydrogen drive). Are you sure that you didn’t hear the drive sucking air instead? Or, maybe dust?

you are safe mate… some pressure issue :stuck_out_tongue: