Does real time defrag run all the time in the background? Where can I go to find out more about it?
can you please tell us which Norton product and version do you use? Thanks!
Yes and no.
My understanding of real time defrag is that it runs in the background whenever it is needed.
At a certain point, the disk is defragmented so it would not then keep running or defragmenting (although it would ideally be available should a file become fragmented).
Here is a link for more info on this:
If this is done correctly, there would be no resource hit on the computer while real time defrag was running; it would be truly transparent, as described in the article above.
You should avoid real time defrag if you are using imaging apps.