troubleshooting Question

Retrieving data from infected drive

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Suppose I have a hard drive that's infected with serious malware (like a rootkit) and I need to retrieve some files off of it. Would it  be safe to plug it into another PC as a secondary drive? After all, if its not going to be the boot drive, the malware won't become active. Is that a correct assumption?
     P.S. this is just for future reference. I currently do not need to access anything off of an infected drive.
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