I have always used fastq-dump to download raw data from the SRA, with the caveat that it was very slow. I recently switched to fasterq-dump, which is great in terms of speed, but its inability to gzip the fastq files on the fly is causing me lots of issues (the uncompressed fastq files are just too big for the system I am using).
I know fasterq-dump does not allow any gzipping of its output. Is there, however, any trick I could use to gzip these files before they take so much space? I tried piping a gzip command but that did not work. I have a suspicion this is not possible, but I had to give it a try.
Thanks so much!