My Passport Essential frequent plugin issues (!) @ MBP

I have a big issue with plugging in new My Passport Essential (500gb, blue):

  • MBP can’t recognize it at all

  • if MBP recognize it, it’s VERY EASY to unplug it by mistake

  • hdd quits without any reason

Running time machine on this drive is horrible

Basically it’s the same on PC and it doesnt matter if I ‘twist’ usb cable or not, all these issues (above) happens frequently and randomly.

Running time machine on this drive is impossible… I’m really disappointed, please let me know if there is any chance to solve it or should I send it back due to warranty?