I'm figuring out how to download fastq files from either SRA or ENA in a quick manner. I have previously done it on a HPC computer using prefetch/fastq-dump. However, when I tried this on my personal laptop, the process took a very long time.
I have a vague idea that Aspera Connect can provide high-speed downloading of fastq file. However, I'm quite perplexed as to which application to be downloaded (whether it is Aspera Connect or Aspera CLI or both?) and installed and the specific process of downloading fastq files with aspera.