If a remote hacker or a malware gains full root/admin rights on a system, is there any way to access another SATA disk that has been hardware connected but disabled in BIOS ?

I am not sure if the disabled disk even has power in that case (I guess it has not) but I found the following post which raised some doubts : https://superuser.com/a/111009

OS considered : Windows or Linux

Threat Model : Physical access and BIOS reflash are out of scope as it is game over anyway in such cases.

Except this, consider full control of compromised disk system: hacker can issue any command, can modify MBR, kernel, flash the compromised disk firmware, ...

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