I tried this, and it's definitely not "recovery mode", as the partition is not 16mb, and has the VIDEO, PICTURES, RECORD, AUDIBLE and MUSIC directories. It also contains RES_INFO.SYS, MTABLE.SYS, SYS_CONF.SYS and version.sdk files. I'm pretty sure this is MSC mode.
For the life of me, I can't get recovery mode to show up. Perhaps it doesn't exist. Strange.