1. Internal is a term used to describe a device that is installed within the computer. For example, a video card is an internal device and a printer is an external device. When referring to a drive an internal drive such as an internal hard drive is any drive that is inside the computer. Below are additional examples of internal devices you can find on a computer.
Examples of internal computer devices
- Drive (e.g. CD-ROM, hard drive, floppy drive)
- Fan (heatsink)
- Network card
- Sound card
- Video card
2. When referring to a network, internal can be used to describe data that is only accessible to those who have the privilege within the company and not to those outside the company. For example, a company may have an internal website or intranet that is only accessible to its employees and not the customers.
3. Internal may also refer to a type of command. See the internal command for further information and examples.