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coupen36y
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Registered: ‎04-23-2011

Real time defrag

Does real time defrag run all the time in the background?  Where can I go to find out more about it?

 

Thanks

 

Richard

PapauZ
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Registered: ‎04-08-2008

Re: Real time defrag

Hi,

 

can you please tell us which Norton product and version do you use? Thanks!


Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro x64 Hungarian, Norton 360 v21.2.0.38

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Bill-R-TechSpec
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Registered: ‎04-28-2011

Re: Real time defrag

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:

 

http://www.vodkronikals.com/pc-repair/diskeeper-real-time-defragmenter-delivers-tangible-financial-b...

 

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.

 

 

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Brian_K
Posts: 5,655
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Real time defrag

Richard,

 

You should avoid real time defrag if you are using imaging apps.

 

http://community.norton.com/t5/Other-Norton-Products/Huge-incrementals-with-Ghost-15/m-p/388214/high...