In comp.os.linux.misc Patrick Guio <uio.no> wrote:
Depends whether you expect the device to fail or not. Think about what
you would like to happen when it does, in one of the many ways that it
is likely to fail.
(hint: a broken 80GB file system is not fun to mend, assuming you can,
and by the sound of it, you can't).
Personally, I would not make any partition containing any data over 4GB in
size, and I tend to go for 2GB.